The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 37 44 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.94% 2.40% 0.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.46% 12.37% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £400 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.54% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
Microsoft Azure
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Cloud Services Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
52 97 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.40% 19.44% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 74 25
Median daily rate £413 £400 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +72.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £344 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-29.54% +29.41%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Cambridge region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 25 (67.57%) Linux
2 17 (45.95%) DevOps
3 14 (37.84%) Puppet
4 13 (35.14%) Docker
5 12 (32.43%) Windows
6 11 (29.73%) VMware
6 11 (29.73%) HTML
7 10 (27.03%) Configuration Management
8 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
8 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
8 9 (24.32%) CSS
8 9 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (18.92%) Information Security
9 7 (18.92%) SaaS
9 7 (18.92%) PaaS
9 7 (18.92%) IaaS
9 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (18.92%) Java
10 6 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (16.22%) Git (software)
11 5 (13.51%) UX Design
11 5 (13.51%) Mercurial
11 5 (13.51%) HTML5
11 5 (13.51%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (13.51%) Graphic Design
11 5 (13.51%) Selenium
11 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (13.51%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (13.51%) REST

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) CMS
1 3 (8.11%) IIS
1 3 (8.11%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.70%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (13.51%) OmniGraffle
1 5 (13.51%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 9 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (18.92%) IaaS
2 7 (18.92%) PaaS
2 7 (18.92%) SaaS
3 2 (5.41%) Office 365
4 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) SAN
2 2 (5.41%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (5.41%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.70%) DNS
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) Network Security
3 1 (2.70%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.51%) Mercurial
2 5 (13.51%) Selenium
3 4 (10.81%) IntelliJ
3 4 (10.81%) WebStorm
4 3 (8.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.70%) Grunt
5 1 (2.70%) gulp
5 1 (2.70%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.70%) JIRA
5 1 (2.70%) Mocha
5 1 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.70%) Subversion
5 1 (2.70%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Lead DevOps
2 12 (32.43%) Technical Leader
3 9 (24.32%) Architect
3 9 (24.32%) Azure DevOps
3 9 (24.32%) Cloud Specialist
3 9 (24.32%) DevOps Specialist
3 9 (24.32%) Technical Specialist
4 7 (18.92%) Cloud Architect
4 7 (18.92%) Security Architect
4 7 (18.92%) Security Solutions Architect
4 7 (18.92%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (16.22%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 6 (16.22%) Information Architect
5 6 (16.22%) Information Security Architect
6 5 (13.51%) Developer
7 4 (10.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (8.11%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Technical Manager
9 2 (5.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) HTML
2 9 (24.32%) CSS
3 5 (13.51%) Ajax
3 5 (13.51%) CSS3
3 5 (13.51%) HTML5
3 5 (13.51%) REST
4 4 (10.81%) jQuery
4 4 (10.81%) PhoneGap
4 4 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (8.11%) .NET
5 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
5 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
5 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.41%) Spring
7 1 (2.70%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (2.70%) Node.js
7 1 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (2.70%) Spring Boot
7 1 (2.70%) XHTML
7 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Graphic Design
1 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
1 5 (13.51%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (67.57%) Linux
2 12 (32.43%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) CentOS
4 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) DevOps
2 10 (27.03%) Configuration Management
3 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.92%) Information Security
4 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.51%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (13.51%) TDD
4 5 (13.51%) UX Design
5 4 (10.81%) BDD
5 4 (10.81%) Front End Development
5 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Wireframes
6 3 (8.11%) Content Management
6 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
6 3 (8.11%) MVC
6 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.41%) ITIL
7 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
2 7 (18.92%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) Dart
3 4 (10.81%) ECMAScript
3 4 (10.81%) TypeScript
4 3 (8.11%) C#
4 3 (8.11%) PHP
5 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.41%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) ES6
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) MCSE
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Docker
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.81%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (37.84%) Puppet
2 5 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (10.81%) SCCM
3 4 (10.81%) SCOM
3 4 (10.81%) SCVMM
4 3 (8.11%) Nagios
5 2 (5.41%) Ansible
5 2 (5.41%) Cobbler
5 2 (5.41%) logstash
5 2 (5.41%) Riemann
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) VMware
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.70%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.70%) LogRhythm
4 1 (2.70%) New Relic
4 1 (2.70%) Siebel
4 1 (2.70%) Vertica